Posted Online: Feb. 20, 2013, 12:42 pm

Health Dept. offers family planning services

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Press release submitted by RaeAnn Tucker-Marshall


The Henry and Stark County Health Departments remind area residents of their Family Planning clinic program.

Through the family planning clinic program, the Health Department hopes to give women the information and means they need to plan pregnancies and make responsible decisions. The program also hopes to detect other health problems early in their development so that clients can be referred to other health care providers for treatment.

Clinics are held in Kewanee at the Health Department offices, Route 78 South. Appointments, which are necessary, may be made by contacting the Health Department.

The family planning program provides annual physical exams to area women, including a breast exam and pap smear.

The clinic accepts medicaid payments and private pay. A sliding fee scale, based on the client's income, had been established to assist low-income families to obtain services. In addition, grant funds are available for those who meet certain eligibility requirements.

In addition to contraceptive services, the clinic also offers pregnancy testing.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call the Health Department at (309) 852-5272 or visit our website at www.henrystarkhealth.com. or find us on Facebook